According to China Central Television, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping wished each other a Happy New Year.
According to TASS, the heads of the two states exchanged best wishes by phone.
Earlier today, Vladimir Putin also had a telephone conversation with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö. The leaders of the two countries summed up the results of cooperation between Russia and Finland for 2020, and also discussed relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union.
According to the press secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, by the end of the year Putin will hold a series of telephone conversations with foreign colleagues. In particular, the agenda includes congratulating foreign leaders on the holidays and discussing current issues.